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Dear Sir, IT is unfortunate but not unexpected that we are now in lockdown again with the Covid-19 virus spreading at an alarming rate compared to March 2020. A proportion of the increased spread can be laid at the virus, or its new strain’s door…

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Dear Sir, In her letter published today Cllr Harvey was sure that others would like to join her in thanking those that worked over the festive period. Yes I would like too add my thanks but rather than the half hearted (6 line, 3 sentence)…

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From The Harlow Alliance Party IT came as no surprise to The Harlow Alliance Party (HAP) that Harlow Council’s bid for money to help regenerate Harlow’s town centre failed at the second hurdle. The purpose of this government funding is to “Help these areas transform…

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Sir, THE county and local councils might do better if they spent some time studying different attempts to solve town planning problems with transport, pollution, quality of life, environment and housing in cities and towns across Europe and the world. Good and bad ideas can…

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Letter to the EditorThe Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Sir, IF anyone had any doubts about how badly the Labour administration in Harlow is running the council and how ineffective the Conservative group have become in recent years, readers should take a look at the…

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Sir, FAR better had the entire development were cycle and pedestrian friendly and the dual carriageway to nowhere had never been built.  It’s clear that the new road will generate congestion and pollution levels far in excess of environmental standards as it becomes yet another…

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Dear readers, WE are having problems with our comments section, i.e: they are not showing up. We think our WordPress theme has reached the end of the line and needs a new one. We will get that sorted in New Year. In the meantime, we…

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By Jake Shepherd FOR many during this pandemic, myself included, our cars have been a lifeline and a semblance of normality in these times of upheaval. Both before and after this pandemic, cars enable people who might otherwise be left feeling isolated to enjoy greater…

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Dear Editor, The Square, the Council and the developers IN early December Kingsbury Consultants, a firm of property developers, publicised online their purchase of a site on Fourth Avenue Harlow, described as a ‘former community centre’. This turned out to be the site of the…

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Dear Editor, EVERY year around this time I write about the important work that our emergency services do over the festive period.  This year it feels more poignant but also more important than ever to do so. To the NHS, police and fire staff as…

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Dear Editor, THE designs for the new link road have been approved ! But I wondered if the residents of Gilden Way estate and the people of Churchgate Street are aware that once the link road is built there will no longer be an adequate…

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Dear Editor, COUNCILLORS Ingall and Purton appear not to want Harlow Council to be held accountable to the people of Harlow regarding what they refer to as their “aspirations for a 21st Century Transportation System”, however, like it or not, we live in a democracy…

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Dear Editor, THIS is the second serious accident on Gilden Way during the last two months. Given the dangerous state of the Gilden Way roadworks, local people are not surprised. The Gilden Way roadworks have major safety issues.  1 .Two lanes of traffic are forced…

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Find Your Why! By Nishall Garala AS many of you may know, I do like my inspirational quotes; one of my favourite quotes is, “The two most important days of your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why”…

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Letter to the editor. Harlow Council’s tramway proposal. READERS taking a look at the Cabinet meeting held last Thursday may, for the first time, have witnessed the animosity which exists between Labour and Conservative councillors, born out of differences stemming from Westminster. The filming of…

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Sir, Thank you for publishing your interview with Mike Grogarty director of public health for Essex. He seems to think that two possibilities account for the sudden spike in Harlow either an outbreak at Princess Alexandra and or spreading among the middle aged. Surely with…